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Salvation Army Fort Frances corp officer Arthur Heatcote, left, was joined by Sally Ann for 93.1 the Border's Toy Drive that was held on Saturday. Sally Ann came to Fort Frances for the first time and spent her day waving at passersby and people bringing in toy donations. Coming up, the UNFC and Fort Frances Lakers will be hosting another toy drive tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and the annual Stuff-A-Cruiser campaign takes place this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to until $:00 p.m. outside Walmart, Safeway and The Place.

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The Activation staff at Rainycrest have assembled the Tree of Christmas Giving in the lobby of the home this year. Each ornament has details about a resident, to help secret Santas from the community pick out a gift for them. Many in the home have no living friends or relatives in the area, and travel restrictions have left them isolated. This program aims to bring each resident a little Christmas cheer. Anyone can participate between now and December 15.

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The Riverside Foundation Christmas Appeal Silent Auction has begun! The campaign has assembled a collection of amazing, locally sourced and crafted gifts. Proceeds will go towards upgrades to the Rainycrest Activation Room. The staff has a vision for updated furniture, better lighting, easy-to-use storage, window coverings, plants and greenery and an indoor garden plot, to make the room more functional, beautiful, and homey. Prizes can be viewed and tickets purchased at www.riversidefoundation.ca/christmas-appeal, between December 7-11.

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One lucky shopper will win a prize pack, being assembled from local merchants, for having the winning hand in the Holiday Shopping Poker Derby.

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The Riverside Foundation Christmas Appeal Silent Auction has begun! The campaign has assembled a collection of amazing, locally sourced and crafted gifts. Proceeds will go towards upgrades to the Rainycrest Activation Room. The staff has a vision for updated furniture, better lighting, easy-to-use storage, window coverings, plants and greenery and an indoor garden plot, to make the room more functional, beautiful, and homey. Prizes can be viewed and tickets purchased at www.riversidefoundation.ca/christmas-appeal, between December 7-11.

 

 

Sometimes the smallest gestures carry the biggest meaning.

 

A new academic study released on Monday in northwestern Ontario finds health care staff are over-worked and facing psychological distress during the pandemic.

Dr. James Brophy and Dr. Margaret Keith, academic researchers affiliated with the University of Windsor, led the investigative study on health care workers’ experiences in Ontario’s hospitals and long-term care homes.